Smoked by Leon Bing
A True Story About the Kids Next Door

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The true story of David Adkins and Burton Vincent Hebrock reveals how, in a confusing night of rage, these two young men from suburbia murdered their girlfriends with a shotgun and then blamed each other for the crime. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Leon Bing

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A former model, Léon Bing is the author of Do or Die, a profile of the archrival gangs the Bloods and the Crips, which she wrote after spending extensive periods of time among the two factions. She lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by Harpercollins. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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One night, after a typical barrage of partying that included a fight between Vinnie and Heather, Dave and Vinnie broke into the main house, took a shotgun, and murdered the three girls.

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Bing's study of three teenagers murdered in Pasadena points to the deterioration of American family life.

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Using as her peg a triple murder case in California, Bing ( Do or Die ) has composed a devastating and depressing study of a young generation dedicated to sex, drugs, liquor, fast cars, loud music and very little else.

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Bing herself, with her vivid documentary style — heavy on verbatim quotes and light on analysis — seems at times to buy into the Vinnie-made-him-do-it theory, even though the evidence would seem to indicate just the opposite.

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